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The Confidential Clerk

Written by

T.S. Eliot

~playauthor~Written by~ T.S. Eliot

Faber and Faber, 1975

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 3, Roles: Total (7), Female (3), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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... dramatist.' Times Literary Supplement 'A triumph of dramatic skill: the handling of the two levels of the play is masterly and Eliot's verse registers its greatest achievement on the stage - passages of great lyrical beauty are incorporated into the dialogue.' Spectator...

The Elder Statesman

Written by

T.S. Eliot

~playauthor~Written by~ T.S. Eliot

Faber and Faber, 1981

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 3, Roles: Total (8), Female (4), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...T. S. Eliot's last play was drafted originally in 1955 but not completed until three years later. Lord Claverton, an eminent former cabinet minister and banker, is helped to confront his past by the love of his daughter, his Antigone....

The Cocktail Party

Written by

T.S. Eliot

~playauthor~Written by~ T.S. Eliot

Faber and Faber, 1976

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 3, Roles: Total (10), Female (4), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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... 'Eliot has attempted here something very daring and well worth doing. He has taken the ordinary West End drawing room comedy convention - understatement, upper-class accents and all - and used it as a vehicle for utterly serious ideas.'...

The Family Reunion

Written by

T.S. Eliot

~playauthor~Written by~ T.S. Eliot

Faber and Faber, 1976

Faber Drama

Playtext

Scenes: 6, Roles: Total (7), Female (3), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Eliot's haunting verse play, set in a country house in the north of England, was performed at the Westminster Theatre in London in March 1939, six months before the outbreak of war. 'What is wonderful is the marvellous...

Murder in the Cathedral

Written by

T.S. Eliot

~playauthor~Written by~ T.S. Eliot

Faber and Faber, 1976

Faber Drama

Playtext

Scenes: 3, Roles: Total (16), Female (3), Male (13), Unassigned (0)

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...Murder in the Cathedral, written for the Canterbury Festival on 1935, was the first high point on T. S. Eliot's dramatic achievement. It remains one of the great plays of the century. Like Greek drama, its theme and form are rooted...